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MID awarded with 'Special Commendation' by Royal Society for Public Health

MID awarded with 'Special Commendation' by Royal Society for Public Health

21st November 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Music In Detention has been awarded a ‘Special Commendation’ by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). MID’s John Speyer and Joanna Ridout attended the RSPH Arts and Health Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, 13th November, to receive the award.

This year the RSPH Arts and Health Awards focused on organisations that have contributed significantly to improving the health and wellbeing of people in custodial and secure settings through the creative arts.

Professor Stephen Clift, who presented the awards, congratulated MID on its innovative, high quality work with immigration detainees and also with local communities, and in particular praised MID’s commitment to working ‘with’ rather than ‘for’ its participants.

More information can be read about the Royal Society for Public Health and the Arts and Health Awards Ceremony here: http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/latest-news/press-releases/press-release1.cfm/pid/FB527D1A-C91A-4C56-A3C0C2884FC43F0E.

MID Trustee Joanna Ridout with Professor Stephen Clift

MID Trustee Joanna Ridout with Professor Stephen Clift

MID Trustee Joanna Ridout in conversation at the Awards Ceremony

MID Trustee Joanna Ridout in conversation at the Awards Ceremony

MID Director John Speyer at the Awards Ceremony

MID Director John Speyer at the Awards Ceremony